Stranger Things Season Two Will Add New Characters, New Settings And Sequel Sensibility
There’s a lot we don’t know about the Upside Down at the end of season 1. We obviously have this gate to another dimension, which is still very much open in the town of Hawkins. And a lot of questions there in terms of, if the Monster is dead, was it a singular monster? What else could be out there? We really don’t go in there much until they go in to find Will at the end. So we’ve opened up this doorway, and to us it’s exciting to talk about, like, what else is behind there? There’s a lot more mystery there to be solved.
Finally, the Duffers cited sequels like Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Aliens and Terminator 2 as influences on the second season. And there’s no coincidence James Cameron directed two of those films.
“I think one of the reasons his sequels are as successful as they are is he makes them feel very different without losing what we loved about the original,” said Matt Duffer. “So I think we kinda looked to him and what he does and tried to capture a little bit of the magic of his work.”
Stranger Things season two will return in 2017. Here’s the teaser, which reveals the episode titles of all nine episodes. Yes, season two will also be an episode longer than season one.